NetID services take information from the HR or student system and create unified Northwestern credentials (NetIDs) that are then connected with information about each individual. NetIDs are then used as the primary way for people to interact with IT services. Other types of NetIDs can be created as well for specific people, organizations, or IT system purposes.
The Northwestern Public Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows users with Northwestern NetIDs to access University network resources as if they were directly connected to the Northwestern network.Virtual Private Network (VPN) establishes a "secure tunnel" for your computer on the Northwestern network. It provides strong encryption, enables authenticated access to the Northwestern network from external and untrusted environments, and proxies your network traffic so it appears to originate from within the Northwestern network.
Zoom is available to anyone with a valid Northwestern NetID, and its use is intended for the purpose of conducting University-related activities. To get an account and begin using it immediately, visit the Zoom login page, sign in with your NetID and password, and authenticate using Duo MFA. An account is provisioned automatically upon first login.
NUworkspace offers users a virtual Windows desktop service that provides access to a suite of many software applications to faculty, students, and staff, including access to software packages that may not be readily available on their desktop/laptop computers.
CAESAR is Northwestern’s system of record for student data. Students, faculty, advisers, parents, guardians, and staff use CAESAR to manage classes and grades, pay bills, view financial aid, process admissions, and maintain demographic data.
Northwestern provides lecture capture services for University schools, departments, and business units provide users with the ability to record and archive lecture videos for live or on-demand viewing from a web browser.
Directory services help provide people and systems with the ability to look up information about people based on various criteria from things as simple as their name to their Northwestern school affiliation, degree programs, etc. Directory Services include the Northwestern online directory, the ADS Active Directory forest, the LDAP directory, and various others.
Power Automate, formerly Microsoft Flow, is an online tool within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ins, used for the creation of automated workflows between apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, and collect data.
Yammer is an internal social networking tool for faculty, staff, and students which offers a host of social networking features to make it easy to communicate and collaborate from anywhere with just about anyone at the University.
Northwestern provides domain name services for its IP address space as well as DHCP and static address management. These services can be managed by Northwestern IT or they can be delegated out to local IT staff in some instances.
Delve is a tool within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ins that helps users stay aware of new or changing information most important to them by analyzing activity within OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Yammer, and OneNote.
Microsoft Bookings is an online scheduling tool and is part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. Bookings can be integrated with Outlook calendar and Microsoft 365 email to send booking invitations and reminders.
Power Apps is a low-code app development tool within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ins, designed for the creation of custom apps via the use of app templates, services, and connectors, as well as third party sources.